Linux Server Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips and Tools

By Rob Flickenger

A powerfuble method administrator understands Linux server is a excessive functionality procedure for routing quite a lot of info via a community connection. establishing and conserving a Linux server calls for knowing not just the undefined, however the fine details of the Linux working procedure in addition to its aiding solid of utilities in addition to layers of purposes software program. there is uncomplicated documentation on-line yet there is a lot past the fundamentals you want to recognize, and this merely comes from individuals with hands-on, real-world adventure. this sort of "know how" is what we sought to catch in Linux Server Hacks.Linux Server Hacks is a suite of a hundred industrial-strength hacks, offering assistance and instruments that resolve sensible difficulties for Linux procedure directors. each hack should be learn in exactly a couple of minutes yet will shop hours of looking for the perfect resolution. the various hacks are sophisticated, lots of them are non-obvious, and them all show the ability and suppleness of a Linux process. you will discover hacks dedicated to tuning the Linux kernel to make your method run extra successfully, in addition to utilizing CVS or RCS to trace the revision to approach records. you are going to research alternative routes to do backups, tips on how to use approach tracking instruments to trace process functionality and a number of safe networking strategies. Linux Server Hacks additionally is helping you deal with large-scale net installations operating Apache, MySQL, and different open resource instruments which are regularly a part of a Linux system.O'Reilly's new Hacks sequence proudly reclaims the time period "hacking" for the great men. Hackers use their ingenuity to resolve fascinating difficulties. Rob Flickenger is an skilled procedure administrator, having controlled the platforms for O'Reilly community for numerous years. (He's additionally into neighborhood instant networking and he is written a publication on that topic for O'Reilly.) Rob has additionally amassed the easiest rules and instruments from a few different hugely expert contributors.Written for clients who already comprehend the fundamentals, Linux Server Hacks is equipped upon the services of people that relatively understand what they're doing.

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